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Platform Capability Specialist

Pune, Maharashtra

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Barclays Technology

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you'll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live Sep. 24, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90300329

Job description

Job Title: Platform Capability Specialist

Location: Pune

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a career, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. 

If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

Introduction:

  • To be the design consultant for the UKC Consumer Platform , ensuring that all change applied to the system is functionally correct in terms of the functional architecture and supports the performance, security and resilience requirements of the system
  • To provide consultancy to the Business as requested on the current functional design and ways to implement new requirements
  • To support the Solution Architects and Designers in the delivery of project documentation, e.g. Technical Feasibility Studies and High Level Designs. 

Provide ad-hoc consultancy as required to the business and Project teams on Platform related functionality

What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for assisting the Solutions Architects with the High Level Design document, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate. Provide Stage 0 Estimates.
  • Adding clarity to business requirements; challenge business requirements and demands to ensure high quality solutions are implemented
  • Assist the Solutions Architects to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather than just responding to a pre-defined request, i.e. adding value.
  • Working with the relevant project managers, to reviewing project design artefacts (e.g. Stage 1 and Stage 2 designs) and the impact of significant change requests.
  • Support the solutions Architects, Business and Project Teams in providing advice and guidance.
  • Working with Business and Project teams to investigate and resolve any Live Incidents and identify any remediation that can be applied to make the System perform better and deliver better products.

What we’re looking for:

  • Good Cards Domain knowledge with hands-on experience in mainframe, COBOL, CICS, relational database, DB2,SQL
  • Good experience in comprehending the project High level solution designs and coming up with the platform level design.
  • Experience in working collaboratively in large organisation as a designer.
  • A deep understanding of different project methodologies, project lifecycles, major phases, dependencies and milestones within a project, and the required documentation needs
  • Some experience in planning, estimating and ideally, working on multiple projects. Has monitored and dealt with critical paths and risks areas.
  • Ability to manage project stakeholders through verbal and written communication, highlighting the project RAIDs and options for their mitigation.
  • Ability to run design meetings, and provide status updates to the key stakeholders.

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Demonstrates initiative and competence; supports and encourages positive working behaviours in others
  • Ideally, some experience in supervising a virtual team, managing performance on an on-going basis, and contributing to project plans; effectively delegates tasks (to supply chain); provides examples of own ability to shift well from task to task.
  • Understanding of concepts of service delivery and support.
  • Actively seeks ways to understand, mitigate or reduce risks, drawing on expert advice, risk assessment, and management reports.
  • General understanding of the objectives, initiatives and issues of HR and finance departments, and the relevant regulatory agencies and regulations

Where will you be working?

  • Pune

Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.

Our Values

Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Respect

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.

Integrity

We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.

Service

We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.

Excellence

We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.

Stewardship

We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our flexible working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.

What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: communicator, relationship builder, self-starter, detail-oriented, patient, helpful

Our technology

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

Find out more about what our leaders think the Barclays workforce of the future will look like.

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Barclays technology has a crucial role to play and I have relished the opportunity to be involved in game-changing tech programmes.

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The great thing about Barclays is that I get to work on great technological pieces, while seeing the effect they have on this important business.

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Barclays’ strong values of Service and Excellence are very much evident in the work we do. Our exciting tech solutions have improved customer and colleague experiences, and added huge value to the bank.

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